TaylorMade has unveiled the new Taylormade Qi10 driver for 2024. We recently sat down with Lee Martindale, fitting & product specialist for TaylorMade to get an inside look at this new release which moves away from the previous Stealth naming and focuses more on stability and forgiveness.
Qi10 stands for “Quest for Inertia, 10,000”.
Inertia refers to the stability of the club head, while 10,000 refers to the high MOI (moment of inertia) of the Max model which makes it extremely stable even on off-centre strikes.
There are 3 key models of the Qi10 driver:
Standard – Traditional shape and forgiving design perfect for golfers wanting a forgiving yet traditional looking driver.
LS (Low Spin) – Designed for faster swing speeds to optimise launch and reduce spin. An adjustable 18g weight allows biasing the shot for a draw or fade.
To increase speed through aerodynamics, the weight slides and hides into the drivers ‘garage’ system. Essentially under the head to improve air flow.
As of winter 2023, we saw sneak peeks of this driver used by Rory Mcilroy and Tiger Woods amongst others!
Max – This is where Taylormade’s story for 2024 comes to light, the most forgiving model that will fit 95% of golfers.
Extremely high MOI for maximum stability and forgiveness to help find more fairways.
Taylormade have been on the search for a driver that doesn’t have to sacrifice accuracy when searching for distance. With 10k MOI the driver remains incredible stable, even with off-centre strikes, yet with the technology going into the head, including the new ledge system that connects the face to the body with a spring-like effect at impact, you can maintain incredible distance!
From a design perspective, the 60x Carbon twist face remains the same as it was with Stealth 2, however the appearance is now Blue with a full carbon crown leading into the face, removing the border trim from the Stealth which incredibly appealing on the eye.
A new look Taylormade Ventus TR Blue shaft head into the Standard model.
Mitsubishi Tensei shafts optimise the LS for low spin and launch, while the he Max utilises Fujikura’s Speeder NX TCS to maximise stability and forgiveness.
Even more options will be available for custom fitting.
The Qi10 driver brings forgiveness and stability to the forefront. Combined with its clean new looks and custom options to optimise every golfer’s needs, TaylorMade seems primed for another successful driver release in 2024.
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